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, and barack obama said it time and again. >> the core of al qaeda is on the path to defeat. our nation is cure, and our homeland is safer. >> two important members of congress in a position to know, including a democratic ally of the president don't agree with him. i'm pleased to be joined by jane harman, a former democratic congress woman who served on department of homeland security commit he is and is director, president of the woodrow wilson international centre for scholars. great to have you with us. let's start with barack obama. he said on 9/11 that we are safer because we decimated al qaeda's core leadership. on sunday senator fienstein said something different. >> i think worldwide is up worldwide. statistics indicate that. fatalities are up. numbers are way up. there are new bombs, very big bombs, trucks ri enforced, bombs through mag ni tom eters. the bomb-makers are alive. there's more groups than ever and huge mal-esso lens. >> who is write, president obama or senator fienstein? >> they are both right. and i'm not kidding. let me say first it's a pleasure to be an al jazeera amer
the early morning, and we expect it to continue for many days. back in the united states president obama paid tribute to the life of nelson mandela, he ordered the flags at the white house to fly at half mast. let's hear more about the call to south african president jacob zuma. >> it was shortly after jacob zuma announced the passing of nelson mandela to south africa and the world that president obama took to the briefing room to talk about his reminiscenses and everything that nelson mandela meant to him. some time in the evening, you are right. the president placed a phone call to jacob zuma. he expressed condolences from himself and michelle obama. he called nelson mandela a man of kindness and humility, influencing his own life, and the president only met nelson mandela one time as a senator. he had visited south africa twice, once as a senator and once this past june with his family, unable to meet the ailing nelson mandela at this point. the president took to the briefing room, talked about the inspiration that nelson mandela was for him, talked about the anecdote. nelson mandela
>> considering that young people were among obama's biggest supporters, i think it's very significant. young people have been big victims with government getting bigger, taxes going up, what do you find in europe? very, very high levels of youth unemployment. hello? same thing's now happening to america's young people. i think the lack of upward mobility is a huge stachallenge, nots just for young people, for lower income people generally and obama thinks the answer is to make government bigger. >> that's, i think, what caused the problem. >> i want to get to that in a moment. david, based upon what we have seen, it seems he is not concerned about the did he hade let's listen to that. >> we should not be stuck in a stale debate from two years ago or three years ago. a relentlyly growing deficit of opportunity is a bigger threat to our future than our rapidly shrinking fiscal deficit. >> david, rapidly shrinking, the deficit is going down. $17 trilli $17 trillion debt and a deficit higher than the one he received from his predecessor? >> the debt is higher. we would be in m
. compunction because awful of the profits go to the dc public libraries the obama's compare to the kennedys and celebrities love them and he is a gifted speaker. why do you see them being so different from the kennedys? >> i think it's a different time an different era and it's a different everything. on those things they are very similar. mrs. obama as a first lady is ferocious about the protection about her two children and as was jackie kennedy. she too is a fashion plate and cares very, very much about clothes and how she looks and the image she presents, as did jackie kennedy. president obama is as gifted as kennedy was intellectually. they even wept t went to the sae school and they both fine orders. and lots of teeth. and lots of prett iness. you have covered so many subjectses from oprah and 23457bsy reagan and more. what do you want to write about. >> i only choose people that have really left a foot print on our land scape. i choose people that are very much alive and have influenced our culture and have had immense power over us in that sense. and everyone that i have chosen for
. several investigators say there is no evidence of brake or rail failure >>> president obama defending his healthcare site again. he said he will come pain for it until december 23rdrd. >> that's the deadline to sign up for insurance coverage. >>> overseas, vice president joe biden is in asia trying to ease tensions between japan and china. countries are fighting over a group of islands. in tokyo today, biden said the u.s. stands with japan. those are the headlines at this ho hour. i am john siegenthaler seeing. consider th "consider this" with antone i don't mora is next. you can always get the latest news on we will see you at 11:00 o'clock. >> can getting stitches put you in the poor house? medical costs have skyrocketed with sometimes absurd results. $500 per stitch? consider this: how do hospitals get away with it? th will it get better or worse with obamacare? also, an al jazeera exclusive brings new questions to light over iran's influentialing program. plus the energy drink business is exploding with little regulation. we will hear from a doctor whose new study i
president and mrs. obama will attend a memorial service for nelson mandela on wednesday. those are the headlines. "consider this" is up next. fa heidi jo-cast heidi jo-castro agiegis >>> boots on the ground - hundreds of french troops sent to the central african republic to help stop the deadly violence. >> frozen solid - major american cities at a standstill as an ice storm drifts across the country. >> his spirit and yours - as a family we commit ourselves to uphold and be guided by the prepared to die for >> nelson mandela's family share their grief as the world mourns. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa for nelson mandela's
there's universal mourning for nelson mandela. at the white house president obama left a hanukah reception to send this message of gratitude. the day he was released in prison gave me a sense of what human being can do when guided by hopes and not fears. like so many around the gloeb i cannot imagine my life without the example that nelson mandela set. so lopping as i life, i will do what i can to learn from him. world leaders say he was for you will all the face of forgiveness. >> he was a trial of justice and inspiration. many around the world were greatly influences by his struggle for human dignity, equality and freedom. >> tonight one of the write et cetera lights of our world has gone out. nelson mandela was not just a hero of our time, but a hero of all time. >> i legend for the powerful and the people on the streets of time square from all around the globe. >> it's a big loss for all of us that he died. i do. >> god bless him and his family. god bless all the people he fought for. i hope his legacy lives on. he fought hard for a lot of good people. remembering how he foug
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